The Significance of Indeterminacy : Perspectives from Asian and Continental Philosophy
(Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy ; : 110)
Scott, Robert H. (EDT)
Moss, Gregory S. (EDT)
387 p. 24 cm
The volume is unique in that its essays demonstrate the positive significance of indeterminacy, insofar as indeterminacy opens up new fields of discourses and illuminates neglected aspects of various concepts and phenomena. The essays are organized thematically around indeterminacy's impact on various areas of philosophy including post-Kantian idealism, phenomenology, ethics, hermeneutics, aesthetics, and Asian philosophy.
While indeterminacy is a recurrent theme in philosophy, less progress has been made in clarifying its significance for various philosophical and interdisciplinary contexts. This collection brings together early-career and well-known philosophers-including Graham Priest, Trish Glazebrook, Steven Crowell, Robert Neville, Todd May, and William Desmond-to explore indeterminacy in greater detail. The volume is unique in that its essays demonstrate the positive significance of indeterminacy, insofar as indeterminacy opens up new fields of discourse and illuminates neglected aspects of various concepts and phenomena. The essays are organized thematically around indeterminacy's impact on various areas of philosophy, including post-Kantian idealism, phenomenology, ethics, hermeneutics, aesthetics, and East Asian philosophy. They also take an interdisciplinary approach by elaborating the conceptual connections between indeterminacy and literature, music, religion, and science.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Emerging Philosophical Recognition of the Significance of Indeterminacy Gregory S. Moss and Robert H. Scott Part I: The Significance of Indeterminacy in German Idealism 1. Overdeterminacy, Affirming Indeterminacy, and the Dearth of Ontological Astonishment William Desmond 2. Determinacy, Indeterminacy, and Contingency in German Idealism G. Anthony Bruno 3. Free Thinking in Schelling's Erlangen Lectures Gregory S. Moss 4. Indeterminacy, Modality, Dialectics: Hegel on the Possibility Not to Be Nahum Brown Part II: The Significance of Indeterminacy for Phenomenology, Natural Science, and Ethics 5. Determinable Indeterminacy: A Note on the Phenomenology of Horizons Steven G. Crowell 6. Climate Science, Indeterminacy, and Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa Trish Glazebrook and Michael Goldsby 7. Genetic Phenomenology and the Indeterminacy of Racism Janet Donohoe 8. Indeterminacy as Key to a Phenomenological Reinterpretation of Aristotle's Intellectual Virtues Robert H. Scott 9. The Effability of the Normative Todd May Part III: The Significance of Indeterminacy for Hermeneutics and Aesthetics 10. Indeterminacy, Gadamer, and Jazz Bruce E. Benson 11. Hermeneutic Priority and Phenomenological Indeterminacy of Questioning Nathan Eric Dickman 12. Against the Darkness: Beauty and Indeterminacy in John Williams's Stoner Phillip E. Mitchell 13. Confidence without Certainty J. Aaron Simmons Part IV: Asian Perspectives and Cosmological Concerns 14. Heidegger and Dogen on the Ineffable Graham Priest and Filippo Casati 15. The Nietzschean Bodhisattva--Passionately Navigating Indeterminacy George Wrisley 16. Body and Intimate Caring in Confucian Ethics Qingjie James Wang 17. Indeterminacy in Chinese Thought: Spontaneity and the Dao Robert Neville 18. Cosmological Questions Ricki Bliss and Filippo Casati List of Contributors Index